"To live" juxtaposes macro-history with micro-history,which is more important?

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“To live(a Chinese film)” juxtaposes macro-history(civil war,the Cultural revolution,etc.) with micro-history(marriage,school,job,family life,etc.)which do u think is more important in the film? what does this juxtaposition demonstrate about history, master narratives, fiction, and non-fiction?
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